Peabody group home criticized for treatment of resident
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A state investigation has found that staff and administrators at a group home for developmentally disabled adults in Peabody failed to provide proper supervision and care for a resident who nearly died as a result.
The Salem News reports that an investigation completed by the Department of Developmental Services and the Disabled Persons Protection Commission faulted the home’s operator Bass River Inc., and seven employees, for abuse and mistreatment of the Rockport man with Down syndrome.
The investigation also found that an administrator removed records and instructed staff not to cooperate with investigators.
The report did not recommend criminal charges.
A Bass River spokeswoman said she could not comment on a specific resident, but said “the health and welfare of all the people in our services is our top priority.”
Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com